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AT 8:00 pm

Doors open at 7:00 PM

A thrilling night of nonstop action is coming to the Center as USA Championship wrestlers put it all on the line for braging rights.  The Center is proud to be the home venue for the weekend TV show televised on WSIL-TV3.  So come on and watch some great professional wrestling and be a part of the show!

First round match ups feature  TBA

Showtime: 7:30 PM
Tickets: General Admission   $5

Tickets will be available at the door.  Box office opens at 6:30PM.    

Benton High School Drama Team presets this productiion Saturday night
Octiber 4.

Set in a contemporary high school, Second Class takes a look at lessons learned outside the classroom, both serious and lighthearted. Through a series of vignettes, we see students face their fears, celebrate their accomplishments, and struggle to find themselves.

Showtime: 7:00 PM
Tickets: Adults - $7  / Student  $5
General admission and can be purchased at the door the night of the performance.

Box office opens at 6:00 PM

This outstanding event returns to the Civic Center for a second year.  Featuring three days of the best steel guitar artists from throughout the USA, there will be no shortage of music and musicians all gathering to share in their love for this unique instrumental sound.

Produced by Bobby Reed productions of Nashville, TN. advanced tickets for this show are available directly from Bobby Reed Productions at (615) 419-9642.  Tickets are available for all three days of the event or sold for individual days.  So come for one or all three great days of music!

For more information here is a link to the show website

Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina (Marianne Kaak), a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert (Pam Kimball), the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne (Karen King); Sister Mary Leo (Kayla Krapf), a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia (Jodi Deichman) , the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns,tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With more than 5000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages.

The original production of Nunsense opened on December 12, 1985 at the Off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre, moving to the Douglas Fairbanks Theater for the majority of its ten year run. It ran for 3,672 performances, becoming the second-longest running Off-Broadway show in history (after The Fantasticks).

Produced by the Benton Civic Center the show stars many talented local actors audiences have enjoyed watching over the many years here in Southern Illinois.  

Tickets:        Saturday, Nov. 8 - $13.00      /  Sunday, Nov. 9 - $11.00
Showtimes:  Saturday, Nov. 8 @ 7:30 PM  /  Sunday, Nov. 9 @ 2:30 PM


We've done 20 shows over the past twenty years and we said to ourselves, "Why not another one."  So here we go.  Come see the collective works of artisians from the tri-state area as they provide their artistic take on the Christmas season.  Scheduled for Saturday, November 29 the show features over 50 vendors all with great Christmas craft and gift ideas for all ages.  

Admission is FREE - Parking is FREE

Showtime: Doors open at 9AM.  Show ends at 4PM.

A new tradition in Southern Illinois was born last year with our first party and we had such a good time we're doing it again.  Featuring music entertainment from the legendary Southern Illinois band The Egyptian Combo the evening will rock away as we count down to the new year.  We'll offer our fantastic buffet again this year along with a grand balloon drop at midnight.  Price includes everything (food, dance, party favors, etc.) except alcoholic drinks (beers and wines will be available seperate for purchase).

So why sit alone at home watching the ball drop in New York.  Kick it up a notch and come party with the crowd at the Center!

Price: $95 per couple / $50 single  A 10% discount available for a table of six to eight guests.

Free paved parking available.  Handicapped accessable.  


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